Robert Eugene Heth


Robert Eugene Heth passed away on November 4, 2022, due to an accident on the family ranch he loved. 

Robert was born in Lusk, Wyoming on May 25, 1957, to Bonnie (Sides) and Rex Heth. He joined his oldest brother Loren Heth and younger brothers David and Christopher, with sisters Roxie Heth Houston, Kathleen Heth Lobato, and Pamela Heth Pridgeon to follow in the coming years. He attended school in the Niobrara County School District with varying jobs after leaving school. From ranch hand to pusher, driller to mechanic, he was a man of multiple skills. Robert was an avid animal lover, having owned several well-loved dogs and cats throughout his life. Vira, his most loyal four-footed companion, was with him constantly. Hardly a picture of Robert in recent years can be found without Vira tucked in close to him. Robert was also known for taking time to bring extra treats to the poultry, chickens and geese, and the family pet pig he helped care for. He could also be found talking to the numerous horses, calves and pet cows he tended to in his lifetime. 

Robert left behind an extensive family. He is preceded in death by his father Rex L. Heth, mother Bonnie L. Heth, brother Christopher Heth, daughter Angie, and grandson Adam. His immediate surviving family members are daughters and sons: Angela Maciel of Kansas City, Missouri; Chris Schneider (Traci) of Upton, Wyoming; Traci Dockery (Brett) of Lusk, Wyoming; Kevin Hudgens of Casper, Wyoming; Miranda Pitt (Chris) of Grand Junction, Colorado, and Robert J. Heth of Casper, Wyoming.

His immediate surviving siblings are Loren Heth (Robyn) of Lusk, Wyoming; David Heth (Kathy) of Casper, Wyoming; Roxie Heth Houston of Casper, Wyoming; Donna Murray (Mike) of Blackduck, Minnesota; Kathleen Heth Lobato (Pete Lobato, deceased) of Broomfield, Colorado, Pamela Heth Pridgeon of Casper, Wyoming; and Barbara Rapp of Lusk, Wyoming. Surviving Robert are numerous nieces and nephews: Logan Heth (Heather) of Lusk, Wyoming; Rebecca Heth Muir (Travis) of Chadron, Nebraska; Jessie Sue Anderson of Omaha, Nebraska; Billie Smith Elkins of Rapid City, South Dakota; Jonathan Heth (Sherrie) of Casper, Wyoming; Amber Haworth Dickau (Travis) of Glendo, Wyoming; Aaron Haworth (CJ Taylor) of Casper; Ashley Houston Monroe (Ian) of Casper, Wyoming; Michelle Larson (Seth) of Sheridan, Wyoming; Kenneth Hixenbaugh (Ivy) of Denver Colorado; Kelly Gibson of Denver, Colorado; Angelic Gibson of Boulder, Colorado; Bonnie Pridgeon Lewis of Laramie, Wyoming; Heather Pridgeon Coca (Gabe) of Casper, Wyoming; and Hannah Pridgeon of Casper, Wyoming.

In addition to his six remaining children, there are thirteen grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, many great nieces and nephews, numerous cousins, second cousins and two surviving aunts, Carrie Prell of Douglas, Wyoming; and Nora Johnson of Williston, North Dakota.

Arrangements are under the direction of Pier Funeral Home, 101 W 4th St., Lusk, WY 82225 307-334-2306. Services will be held on Friday, November 11, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. in the Congregational Church of 120 East 5th Street, Lusk, Wyoming with graveside services to follow.

Memorials may be made to the BPOE Elks Lodge #1797 of Lusk, Wyoming.